Maine TREE to Offer Virtual Workshop on Exploring Forest Careers

Augusta, Maine – Recognizing the strong future for employment in Maine tied to its forests, the Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) is announcing a virtual workshop on an exciting new tool to help middle and high school age students explore how their skills and interests apply to careers in the woods. Continue reading “Maine TREE to Offer Virtual Workshop on Exploring Forest Careers”

Maine TREE to host Virtual Professional Development for Northern New England Educators

Augusta, Maine – November 2020 – The Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education Foundation (Maine TREE) is announcing a virtual professional development program to be offered over four weeks in early 2021.  In partnership with the Vermont State Parks, Plymouth State University, and the National Writing Project New Hampshire, the environmental place-based writing workshop willContinue reading “Maine TREE to host Virtual Professional Development for Northern New England Educators”

Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award

Every year, Maine TREE selects a partner with the Project Learning Tree program to be recognized with the Stewardship Award.  This year, Barry Burgason, a retired wildlife biologist from Huber Resources, is being recognized with the honor. Barry has been actively involved with Maine Project Learning Tree for over 30 years serving in various capacities,Continue reading “Barry Burgason Awarded the Maine Project Learning Tree Stewardship Award”

We’re Hiring: Director of Education

We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as our Director of Education to develop and guide forest-based education programs, including its sponsorship of Project Learning Tree. The Director provides vision and leadership and effectively manages a team composed of teachers, natural resource professionals, and others to deliver those programs. Maine TREE is an independent,Continue reading “We’re Hiring: Director of Education”

Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA

On Wednesday, August 26, In our first in-person public event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine TREE and Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) volunteers provided a workshop for our new partners at the Bangor Region YMCA. Our team did a great job, and we are proud that we could provide in-person training in aContinue reading “Maine Project Learning Tree Volunteers Provide Workshop for Bangor Region YMCA”

Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate

Maine TREE Foundation is pleased to announce that we have brought a well-known name in forest education onto our team on an interim basis to support Project Learning Tree. Tom Mullin will serve as our Project Learning Tree Associate as we begin the search for a new team member to lead our educational efforts. HeContinue reading “Maine TREE welcomes Tom Mullin as Maine Project Learning Tree Associate”

50 Educators Participate in Window to the Woods

Maine Timber Research & Environmental Education’s (Maine TREE) first public online course connected over 50 teachers, land trust staff, and family landowners with an overview of Maine’s forest community. This virtual program, called “Window to the Woods,” was Maine TREE’s substitute for the ever-popular Forest of Maine’s Teachers’ Tours, which was postponed due to on-goingContinue reading “50 Educators Participate in Window to the Woods”

Maine TREE says Farewell

On July 31st, Maine TREE celebrated the last day of Executive Director, Henry Whittemore, and Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Christine Anderson-Morehouse. Henry joined Maine TREE as the Executive Director in 2018. During his two and half years at the helm, Henry worked tirelessly to build connections between the organization’s existing programs and develop excitingContinue reading “Maine TREE says Farewell”